Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Informing our GBS|CIDP Foundation community is our top priority.  This week we have received a number of questions regarding COVID-19 through email, phone calls, and our social media channels.  We are providing answers from the GBS|CIDP Foundation International Global Medical Advisory Board. As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 outbreak, the Foundation is committed to providing information, answers to your questions, and updates as they are made available.

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A statement from the GBS|CIDP Foundation regarding the COVID-19

The coronavirus COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly. In the interest of concerns and questions that the Foundation is receiving regarding the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

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about A Statement from Executive Director, Lisa Butler, with regard to COVID-19 and Planning Ahead

What is Convalescent Plasma?

By Dr. David Saperstein Antibodies (also known as immunoglobulins) play an important role in health and illness. Many of you regularly receive intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) to treat your autoimmune disease. Flooding a person’s system with antibodies from normal, healthy individuals can reverse problems caused by abnormally overactive immune systems. However, providing antibodies that fight a specific infection can…

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Update on Home Infusion & Medicare During COVID-19 Pandemic

Earlier this week, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new guidelines for the coverage of home infusion during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new guidelines allow for more flexibility for patients and their physicians to decide the best setting for ongoing treatments. Given your current situation, you may be able to access home…

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